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Kitchen Inspections, May 20-24
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 20-24 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department.

Food service establishments are given a letter grade that coincides with a percentile: "A" (90-100), "B" (80-89), "C" (70-79), "U" 69 and below. Inspections (frequency of) a food service establishment are conducted based on risk categorization.

The risk type is determined by the menu items served, the food preparation processed performed, and the previous food safety history in the food service establishment.

A new food service establishment that has never served food must score 100 (A) to receive a food service permit to operate. When a restaurant changes ownership, a new food service permit must be issued.

To be issued a food service permit for a change of ownership, the establishment must score a 95 (A) or above with all Foodborne Illness Risk factors and Public Health Interventions in compliance.

Permits must be posted in public view at all times. Food service establishments with drive-thru windows will also be required to have the top one-third of a copy of the most current inspection report visible through each window allowing customers to easily read the score, date of inspection and establishment information, in addition to the copy posted inside the establishment.

Copies of the rules are available at the Hall County Environmental health Office. The rules and regulations are also available online at health.state.ga.us/programs/envservices/index.asp.

To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

 

May 20

McDonald's
2105 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score:
90, Grade: A
Interiors of microwaves have food debris, splatters. Thermometers missing in several coolers. Pans stored wet. Utensils stored in containers with dried food debris. Single-serve items, packaged condiments stored in containers with food debris, trash, etc. Reseal mop sink to wall to provide a smooth, durable, easily cleanable surface. Ware washer has accumulations on inside surfaces. Dumpster open. Dumpster plug missing. Floors throughout need detailed cleaning, especially under and behind equipment, by grease recycler, under dry storage shelves. Ceiling vents need cleaning to prevent dust blowing onto food and food contact surfaces. Cabinets under customer drink dispenser need thorough cleaning to discourage insect, rodent attraction.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

May 23

Flowery Branch Auction and Antiques
5540 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score:
98, Grade: A
Three-compartment-sink no longer attached to wall. All ceiling tiles of unapproved design.
Inspector: McDuffie

Pizza Hut Thompson Bridge
1398 Thompson Bridge, Gainesville
Score:
100, Grade: A
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Pizza Hut No. 4810
7330 Spout Springs Road, Suite A-4, Flowery Branch
Score:
100, Grade: A
Inspector: Donna Black

Cabos Mex-Grill No. 2
7367 Spout Springs Road Suite, No. 150, Flowery Branch
Score:
97, Grade: A
Aluminum foil on bottom shelves of prep tables. No sanitizer test strips for three-compartment sink. Grease container has grease accumulation on top and on the ground. Dumpster lid open.
Inspector: McDuffie

May 24

Anastasia's Tea Room
109 Washington St. SW, Gainesville
Score:
93, Grade: A
Milk in use out of date. None of the wiping cloths stored in sanitizer between uses. In-use knives stored in sanitizer at prep cooler.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Gainesville High School
850 Century Place, Gainesville
Score:
100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Chef Wang No. 2

Chinese Restaurant
4995 E. Friendship Road, Buford
Score:
56, Grade: U
Hand sink not functioning. Cut broccoli in two dirty plastic containers that are broken and repaired with duct tape. Fried foods being drained on paper sacks from rice, flour, etc. Foods stored without lids, or with lids that do not fit. Pots, pans, dishes stored with dried food debris, grease. Bulk containers are covered with food debris, grease, sauce. No date marking system in place. Spray bottles and other bottles for detergent, etc., not marked for contents. Bulk containers not labeled. Thermometers missing in some coolers. Bulk container of rice and bags of rice stored in utility closet with air conditioning unit; closet is not clean, and ceiling is not sealed around heat ducts. Rice scoop stored in a container of room temperature water. Damaged gaskets on cooler doors held together with duct tape; make-line gaskets also damaged. Stainless steel shields on hand sink no longer attached. No sanitizer test strips. Shelving, counters, equipment, etc. all have grease, food debris, sauce, etc. on surfaces. Drain at hand sink not draining. Dumpster open. Floors, walls, ceilings all have food debris, grease, dirt.
Inspector: McDuffie

Subway No. 24720

4977 Friendship Road, Buford
Score:
94, Grade: A
Soda nozzles have accumulations. Three-compartment sink and mop sink no longer attached to wall. Mold and mildew on walk-in gaskets. Floor tiles under three-compartment sink no longer attached to floor.
Inspector: McDuffie

Brenda's Country Cafe
3003 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville
Score:
94, Grade: A
Several utensils, knives, mixer bowl, ladles, peelers, etc. with dried food debris. Single-service wax paper, cups, utensils stored underneath air conditioner that has debris falling from it. Air conditioner on wall in kitchen with dust and mold heavy on vents and blowing out.
Inspector: Black

Chick-Fil-A at Guilford
1240 Jesse Jewel Parkway, Gainesville
Score:
100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Subway No. 24720
4977 Friendship Road, Buford
Score:
94, Grade: A
Soda nozzles have accumulations. Three-compartment sink and mop sink no longer attached to wall, Mold and mildew on walk-in gaskets. Floor tiles under three-compartment sink no longer attached to floor.
Inspector: McDuffie

Subway
3208 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score:
96, Grade: A
Hand sink, near vegetable sink, blocked with food packages of banana peppers and not accessible to employees at all times.
Inspector: Finch

Savannah King

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